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aftershock in christchurch last year killed nearly 200 people. that is why more than a million took part today in what is believed to be the world's first ever nationwide earthquake drill. sirens were sounded alerting people to take cover. our correspondent in the region said this report. >> 9:26, the world's first countrywide earthquake drill began. this is wellington in new zealand where benches a low level walls were used for cover. more than a million people took part, around a third of the total population. >> we want to make sure we keep driving home the drill to do in an emergency. we will follow-up with encouraging businesses and homes to be sure they are prepared at home and at work. >> the exercise was devised following last year's christchurch earthquake that killed 185 people and destroyed dozens of buildings. a report will be produced in november. it zealand television has been running advertisements to alert people to the exercise, telling them how to respond. just before the exercise, a real earthquake struck the north island, but it was small and did no damage. a reminder
killed 185 people in christchurch and destroying hundreds of buildings. a royal commission into the disaster is due to produce its report in november. new zealand television has been running advertisements to alert people to the exercise, telling them how to respond. >> they know what to do. shouldn't you? >> stop, drop, and roll. >> it could save your life. what's a real earthquake did >> real earthquake did strike north ireland, but it was minor. >> find out more on our website. we have a comprehensive guide explaining how earthquakes are measured and classified. bbc.com/news. this is gmt from bbc world news. i'm george alagiah. the headlines. refugees continue fleeing the conflict in syria. the bbc hazard allegations of sexual violence including rape in government detention centers. in greece, the first general strike since the coalition government was formed in june. time for the business news with aaron. protests going on in greece. there was tear-gas fired last night in madrid. these are not the kind of things markets like to hear. >> thousands of people on the street
hit the city of christchurch. >>> two neighbors are at odds over a 9/11 memorial in their backyard. thomas hackley says he was lucky to make it out of the world trade center towers ten years ago. he put up a memorial to honor those who did not make it out. it featureses two flags with a light. the neighbors called police, who gave him a fine. he says the battle is not over. >> it's not over. i don't want anyone to forget. it says, we will not forget. am i guilty? i'm guilty. i turned it on. i broke the ordinance. i paid the fine, a $100 fine. if that's what it is, i'll do it every day. >> hackley's neighbor says he believes the light was pointed at his house because the two men just don't get along. the neighbor says he plans to move. >>> this morning authorities are looking into twitter about a crash that killed a cheerleader and a lacrosse player. take a look at this picture posted by ian heflin. in his tweet, he brags the person who drove him to school used his knees to drive the car. heflin died on the way to sch l school, and his sister was seriously injured. police say they
, most of them minor. in february of last year, a 6.3 magnitude quake hit the city of christchurch, killing 185 people. >>> 5:21. time for weather and traffic on the ones. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson is here with our forecast for today. is it going to be a nice one, veronica? >> it's not going to be a bad day today. if i had to give a grade on what kind of day today is going to be, i'd give it a b minus. >> not that bad. >> we're going to have clouds around today, so it's not going to be nice and pretty as a couple of days have been. at least it's going to be milder too, including our start. take a look at the temperatures throughout the area. elk ridge, maryland, 60 degrees right now. great falls, virginia, currently at 63. severna park, maryland, 62. what's going on at the bus stop? kids probably can get by without the sweatshirt and jacket. today 57 to 62 with very light showers coming through the area by then. savage, maryland, right now still a little wet with light showers north around baltimore. off to the west, a few more scattered light showers that will be
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